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Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. reporting live, i'm stacey colarynx back to you. >>> he used to run one of the largest counties in the area. now, he's an accused criminal. the former prince georges county executive back in court today. >> reporter: this court hearing lasted less than 10 minutes and it was jack johnson's chance to stand before a judge and formally enter a plea. the plea is not guilty to all counts. johnson's house in mitchellville, maryland, was searched by the fbi in november. authorities released transcripts of the phone calls they say they recorded, including calls that say johnson -- they say are johnson urging his wife to hide money in her underwear when the fbi arrived. johnson said he has done nothing wrong. >> reporter: want to thank all of the citizens of prince georges county, the one, the many, many thousands of citizens that called me every day, tell me they believe in me, they know the work that i have done for this, this community. >> and there is no trial date set yet, but johnson has requested a jury of his piers and he's -- pierce and has not been convicted of anything. he's totaled u
FOX
Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
use of city money when the school is asking for mening -- millions more in function. brian. >> reporter: good question. >>> this story started with a tip. if you have something you want us to investigate, go to www.myfoxdc.com and click on news tips and call our tipline at (202)895-3140. >>> and to a developing story in the district, four d.c. police officers are under arrest. facing charges in an investigation into stolen goods. officer jennifer green was arrested yesterday and late today, three others were picked up. and wisdom martin is following this. >> reporter: at 3:00 p.m., three more mpd officers were arrested here at the fourth district and the charge, attempting to receive stolen property. the chief lanier thursday is part of a two-month ongoing investigation by internal affairs and said the three officers were operating independently when they tried to purchase stolen electronic property and they were on duty at the time. the names of the officers, guillermo ortiz, sylvester bonilla and fernandez were with the department less than 10 years. a short time ago, we
FOX
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
>> what fun. >>> and thank you for joining us at 5. >> the news edge at 6 starts now. >>> right off the top tonight, another d.c. school accused of tampering with tests to give its students better grades. this time, noise elementary school is under fire. fox 5s roz plater is following this one in the newsroom tonight. >> reporter: there are new questions being raised about the d.c. school but questions that parents say they have been asking for several years now. the school system couldn't go into specifics, but it has new procedures in place. the noise school in northeast is one former d.c. chancellor michelle rhee pointed to as a star in her highly touted school reform efforts. there are new questions about whether the sweeping turnaround here was real. documents recently obtained by "usa today" under freedom of information act, show the testing company found noise had an abnormally high answers on standardized tests that were e rated and changed. >> we got no response from anybody. it was like it was on deaf's ears. >> reporter: marvin tucker said he and other parents tried for y
FOX
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, what it's thirsting for now are weapons. >> and ask everybody to help us in many ways. one is giving our youth some real weapons. we don't have arm at all. otherwise, we finish ghadafi in a few days. >> reporter: complicating the certainty u.n. arms embargo in place on libya. >> the legal place is clear the arms embargo applies to the whole territory of libya. >> reporter: some experts say failing to arm the rebels would ensure a long civil war. >> the defensive arming of the rebels is coppeeling. >> reporter: michael o'handlin said while concern has risen over islamic extremists being a part of the rebellian, that shouldn't be a part of the factor. >> if we want to discourage them from association with the extremists, we're better off working with them. >> reporter: and moving forward, though, is unclear how long they can hold on while the coalition partnerships decide the next step. in addition to this call for weapons, libya rebels are saying that nato profades -- failed pro to provide air support to push west to ghadafi's hometown of sirte. they were able to keep rebels out of si
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
that and that complete forecast is coming up. stay with us, the edge continues. si t >> why are some d.c. employees making search, it's more than legally allowed. that is what members want to know now. eight top managers recently hired by mayor vint seen vincent gray make more than a salary cap allows for their positions. who are they? and how did their salaries compare to others here in the district. matt ackland is going break that down for us. >> reporter: and that will come as a surprise for many people that the chief of staff makes more than the previous chief of staff for the president of the united states. how much? $28,000 more. the district has laws to keep salaries from going too high but appears mayor gray ignored them. >> reporter: the district of columbia is going through tough financial times. so much so, employees are being forced to take unpaid days off. why has r decided to pay eight top executives more than the law allows in. >> i do know some of the salaries are beyond the range the council permed. >> reporter: as chairperson of the committee on government ope
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. attorney's office this afternoon and a spokesman said they could not provide us with an update but that this is an ongoing investigation. i also spoke to an attorney for one of the people who suliman brown has been making charges against, howard brooks, the person who was a campaign consultant for vincent gray, his attorney glen ivy says his client is cooperating. >> another developing story this evening elementary age school kids sent to the hospital after ingesting cocaine. we are following this developing story in northwest. john. >> reporter: bryan we actually have had new details released in the last hour. i am at thompson elementary school on l street, downtown washington, d.c., this is a chinese language program school but a dc public school. police officers were here for much of the afternoon, at one point i counted 4 cruisers. here is what we know, a student brought an undetermined amount of cocaine into the school, shared with other students, four of them ingested the cocaine, some of them orally, some of them snorting the coke through their nose. the students teacher not
FOX
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
libya won't be accomplished there you military means. all of us have to continue to pressure and to deep know the isolation of the ghadafi regime. including a unified front of diplomatic pressure that makes clear to ghadafi he must go. >> reporter: while those talks were in london, reaction is coming in tonight. in washington, president obama's statement that he would not use military forces to target ghadafi directly. mccain said on capitol hill while the u.s. steps may result in ghadafi's removal, he said he disagrees with ruling that out as an option should force be needed later. >> and. >>> the military intervision in libya is costly. the united states spent more than $550 million so far. a week and-a-half and that is mostly for bombs and missiles and does not include the money to troops. the u.s. launched 192 long- range tomahawk cruise missiles and flown 370 bombing missions. >>> and to the allegations rocking d.c. public schools. two schools accused of tampering with tests to get good grades. they were recognized for making amazing strides under michelle rhee and there are questio
FOX
Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
at monday's council hearing, said he was asked to audit the intox meters d.c. police have been using since march. what he found troubled him to the point that he would not certify the machines. >> procedures that were written were not follow and the decision was made at that point what we are not going to do this and we're not going continue down this road. we're going stop relying on the scores. >> reporter: according to the court files obtained by fox 5, judges were still sending suspected drunk drivers to jail for five, 10, and 15 days, as late as three weeks after robert hilden said his office lost faith in the reliability of the scores. in every case we viewed, the defendant plead guilty based on the scores contained in the record. a requirement affirmed by lil -- hilden at this week's hearing. >> it's been sustained through the scores. >> reporter: the deputy attorney general testifying under oath told the committee that his office reacted immediately when they first found out that there were problems with the machines in february of last year. >> i can tell you that the moment
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
team at work in quake-ravaged japan and tom fitzgerald joins us now with more. the video puts into perspective what rescuers are up against here. >> reporter: it does. the video we're going to show you was provided to us by the united states navy and they met up with the fairfax urban search-and-rescue team during the first mission. as you're about to see, the work ahead of them is immense. the video starts with a landscape of destruction in is what is left of the northeastern coast. this is where fairfax county's urban search-and-rescue team has come to help. the battalion chief and fairfax chief find themselves encircled in rubble. cars and houses destroyed, boats on land and up on rooftops. >> on the rhinos, 421. >> reporter: the fairfax lieutenant coordinates with crews as they head out to look for signs of life. inside houses like this, they get to work. amid the rubble, they begin the search. >> i have a good deal here. >> reporter: from room-to-room, the team members make their way around what was a home. >> and now is a jigsaw puzzle of a building that they're trying to fig
FOX
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
pledging. >> the victim was assaulted with these members of the sorority at the use of their hands and by the use of paddle. >> reporter: the victim told police she was punched repeatedly, choked, pushed into a wall and thrown around. according to court documents "the victim was advised that the assaults on her were initiation" ." the court documents say the student reported it to the university and school administrators notified prince george's county police. >> i have heard about it. nonviolently. i've heard about kids getting sent to other states to get food or stuff like that. >> i think it's unfortunate that the sorority does that. it should be about having friends. i think it's unfortunate that is what it takes. >> reporter: the students are charged with second degree assault and hazing. the assault charge carries a in maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. what do you think of criminal charges? >> i'm a criminal major. i mean, if it calls for it, if it's that severe the people want to press charges. >> reporter: the university suspended the sorority until court proceedings are com
FOX
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
quickly. i don't think he's had enough time to show us what he can do. >> reporter: gray told reporters that he's proud of the strong team he put in place and hopes to restore people's confidence in him. as for couple chair men brown, the -- chairman brown, the taxpayers have a bad taste in their mouth, being stuck with bills involving two lincoln navigator suvs. his approval ratings were worse than gray. 43% disapprove of his job performance. brian? >> katie houston tonight. >>> the u.s. military officials say tonight that libya's air force has been defeated. the coalition jet fighters are turning their attention to ghadafi's ground troops. and how about giving us the latest on that bombing campaign. >> reporter: the latest bombing is targeting the ammunition depot. this is meaning the allies have cleared -- cleared the skies of the libyan jetfighters and are looking to rob him of the tank and ammunition die poes his -- depots his troops would need if they wanted to move on the rebel hill city. the night skies are lighting up with some tracer fire as libyan government forces
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
but a spokesperson for d.c. public schools sent us the following statement. we are aware of allegations regarding principal fender. the allegations are part of an ongoing investigation. we anticipate the investigation to conclude soon and dcps will review the investigator's findings. until then we cannot comment on allegations. all of this comes on top of another investigation of the goings on at mckinley tech and that one being convicted by the feds. concern is $100,000 in grant money from aahp to sponsor senior to senior where students help senior citizens use the internet. that never got off the ground and the u.s. attorney was told, quote, information developing during this investigation suggests that these funds may have been mishandled. >> reporter: now we spoke with parents today that did not want to speak on camera, but you can imagine they are angry and stunned and want answers about the grate-fixing allegation. we're told by dcps they expect this part of the investigation to wrap up soon. >> and ros talk about the graduation rates. grades very important here. what
FOX
Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
hour and this is what that looks like. you get an idea. the warm front pushed up to the north of us and the entire area now is unstable. actually, south-southwest, that is where we have a severe thunderstorm watch. that goes until 8:00 and they may consider extending that up to the north just a little bit and to cover all of this. brian, within the next hour, hour and a half, that looks like as it gets closer to the metro, we expect a very heavy rain that were talking about yesterday and you add the wind in here to that saturated soil, and we could have tree lines and power line issues, too. and we'll keep an eye on that. >> cumulative damages, is an issue as well. we know the trouble spot by now when we get this kind of deluge. one of those, old town alexandrea and this is a live look at the waterfront there and that is sand bagged and the flood walls are up as well, at least they're thinking about it and high tide is not expected until later tonight and keeping an eye on things around the river. >>> and is to tojohn henrehan we go with the latest there. >> like the potomac, that is a
FOX
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
hold special meaning. >>> beginning with a weather alert. gary mcgrady is here to tell us about snow. >> that's right, brian. better confirming a today, better feeling about the forecast. all of our guidance is coming in line on this. we're talking about snow on our blossoms and they're popping up pretty good. i want to show you that and in terms of what we're thinking this weekend with the snow and looks like most is getting going tomorrow night and through the day on sunday. what accumulation we do get and that is looking like we'll get some here in the city. mostly on grass and cold surfaces. there could be a slippery spot here or there sunday morning if this gets going good when temperatures are still in the 20s. perhaps on some overpasses or that snow burst area. there might be a slick spot early on sunday morning and watch out for that and i don't think this is a big shoveling event and that probably melts off. the temperatures -- and week have a winter weather advisory posted, too. it could be that significant, brian. we'll be watching out for that. the complete forecast.
FOX
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
people. >> reporter: the joint chief's chairman and secretary of defense said a decision to use u.s. forces in libya would be weighed against the two wars already underway. >> if we move additional assets, what are the consequences of that? for afghanistan. and for the persian gulf? >> reporter: there are several military options the u.s. could pursue. enforcing a no-fly zone to stop his air force from attacking protestors and to supporting the growing humanitarian crisis caused by thousands of libyan refugees. >> and we're taking noing ons off the table as long as the libyan government continues to turn its guns on its own people. >> reporter: so far, the unitedinations has not authorized the use of force in libya by any country and if authorized, it would come with a risk. >> we don't want to see u.s. jets over the skies of libya. >> reporter: this congressional advisor and author of the coming revolution said the u.s. would prefer using air-and- naval forces rather than ground troops. >> what the united states can consider doing is come in close to the shores and establish a bloc
FOX
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
former prince william park ranger, his use of a gun and his mental health. fox 5s sherri ly is in the newsroom with the story now. >> reporter: elizabeth dean's mother wants the truth to get out. not grill dean's truth, but what she said really happened and why she believes there were red flags long before dean pulled the trigger killing her daughter and two grand children. >> you know, i don't think -- >> when rose clark thinks about her daughter elizabeth deep and two grandchildren, britney and conner, memories of their 2009 murders come flooding back. >> it's devastating to know you that had a daughter and two wonderful grandchildren that were shot in the face. such a violent act. a heyful act. >> reporter: the man who pulled the trigger none other than carrillo dean, elizabeth's husband. he was a respected senior ranger with the prince william county park authority. >> we had seen him when we were visiting and in his park rangary's uniform with a gun. i thought that was part of his job. >> reporter: but in prince william county, park rangers are unarmed. and in depositions taken f
FOX
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
shock, sadness. people are telling us that they can't believe that this is how this case has gone. although one person told me just a few moments ago that, when they heard originalally that the murder victim was brought back to the store because the coworker had forgotten something and needed to get back into the store after hours last friday night, at the time, they thought that was strange and then gave it not another thought until now hearing a source confirming to fox 5 news that the arrest in this case is apparently the surviving 27-year-old coworker who, herself, seemed to have been attacked and beat en and perhaps sexually assaulted in this case. that's what authorities, montgomery county police had told us from last saturday onward, that both had been beaten, both had been sexually assaulted. one left for dead, the other who survive the night was discovered last saturday morning by a coworker coming to open the store who then grabbed a passerby who then called police. we're going to find out a lot more about this in about an hourperhaps a motive, how police were able to wo
FOX
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
tone, thomas is responding to a new investigation and matt ackland joins us live from the newsroom with the news edge on this. >> and. >> reporter: nothing was done wrong here. you remember the attorney general launched an investigation last year and into team thomas, a community- based organization to help young people and seniors. now the office of campaign finance is launching its own probe into team thomas and another company tom race asran and used to -- thomas ran and used to purchase a vehicle. we found the car in question in front of the wilson building, an audi 27, 4.2. new, with a base price of over $50,000. >> and my car that i paid for my myself, absolutely. >> reporter: council member harry thomas said there is no funny business here. he bought the car with money from a business he owned. and it was all money he earned. >> i had a business prior to coming to the council. the vehicle was registered and i changed the registration to the ownership of myself. it was my vehicle. >> reporter: the d.c. republican committee asked the office of campaign finance to look into if
FOX
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
. shawn. >> paul, stay on top of the case for us, thank you. >>> a police involved shooting in prince georges county. sky fox over the scene minutes ago at woodyard. all we know at this point is that police shot a suspect. we are told no officers were hit. we have a crew headed to the scene. we will update you with new developments right here and on myfoxdc.com. >>> another victory for advocates of gay marriage in maryland today. approved a bill that already passed the senate. today's vote was a close one. >> reporter: yeah, it was a narrow victory, but a victory. however, shawn, it was a delegate from prince georges county who nearly derailed the effort to establish full marriage rights for gays and lesbians in maryland. >> high drama in the house judiciary committee. two delegates who previously supported full marriage rights for gay couples balked in recent days and prince georges county delegate, tiffany, a freshman, balked the leadership an amendment civil unions for gay marriage. >> but i know that my community does not this and they do not want this bill to pass. they do
FOX
Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm EST
the story. a spokesperson told us they would not have an interview. at npr, they said, quote, we're appalled by the comments made by ron schiller in the video contrary to what npr stands for and even supporters of npr like professor john dolittle, said the video opens npr up to more political attacks. >> and that is vulnerable, i think. you're right. unfortunately, npr is the national treasure. >> reporter: the man behind the video was the conservative james o'keefe who famously staged another against the activist group acorn and o'keefe is bagged another big fish in the form of npr. npr officials pointed out that at no time did their executive accept the $5 million offer and that is little to ease the concerns out of capitol hill. >> a little ironic since firing juan williams for saying he was uncomfortable with muslims on airplanes. >> and that is how this got started. james o'keefe said the reason that he instigated this investigation was the fact that npr dismissed juan williams because he said during a broadcast he was uncomfortable getting on the airplanes with muslims and o'k
FOX
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
exchange programs in egypt. but he was still unable to tell us how he got back home from london. >> there's been some comment on how i got back. i got back on an airplane. we spent the day there. we got on a plane and came back. >> reporter: you say you got back on a plane in london and came to the united states. the documentation that udc gave us shows a trip to cairo to paris to london. we have the train tickets for london and the hotels for london. how did you get back? do you have documentation to show that flight? >> i got back on the airplane. i did not provide you documentation. my office was given the receipts. i don't know what happened to them. you're asking me what happened to paper. i don't know what happened. i can assure you i got back on the airplane. >> reporter: does it concern you that your financial bookkeeping has this kind of holes in it? >> it concerns me that the financial management of this university the system we've been using is antique. they are 30 years old. we are putting in a new accounting system. we're going to take care of everything from financ
FOX
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
not have a criminal record. >> paul wagner reporting live for us tonight. stay with fox 5 for continuing coverage of the-- the lulu lemon murder. look for the link in the hot topics bar near the top of the home page. >>> in libya tonight, u.s. fighter pilots are enforcing a no-fly zone over libya after a barrage of allied missiles struck anti-aircraft defenses but there are big questions moving forward about how long and how far the u.s. will go as it involves itself in a war. tom fitzgerald in the news room now and the president sought to answer a few of the questions today. >> he did, brian. and the president is in chile tonight as he continues his trip in latin america. in a news conference this afternoon, president obama said moving forward, the u.s. is going to take on a diminished role in this operation but clearly tonight the u.s. military is in the lead in libya. u.s. military officials say so far the no-fly zone is proving successful. as two days of attacks by the u.s. and allies, gadhafi has been unable to launch new air attacks against other forces. >> we have spent
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
ghadafi's -- moa mar ghadafi's military battles rebels. they're getting pounded using tanks, tillery and air strikes. he claims he caught brega yesterday but the rebels took him back overnight. egyptian tractor-trailers delivered potatoes, onions and oranges to locals in need. >>> answers in a yearlong investigation into d.c. parks and recs contracts. and just leading to more questions. supporters of mayor fenty claim he's vindicated over the contracts awarded to the frat brothers. the council members and lawyers reveal there is more to come. karen gray houston is in the newsroom with more. what is new? >> reporter: hey, brian, billion line. a special council committee held hearings and a special independent lawyer looked into the matter. that lawyer said there is something fishy about this and suggests the matter be referred to the u.s. attorney's office for further investigation and this is prompting further fireworks. adrian fenty's frat brother proudly sported his kappa alpha psi fraternity jacket. >> i'm relieved and happy. >> reporter: he spoke out at a news conference. >> a good f
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